Sunday, July 14, 2024

4 Saudi Universities Offering Fully-Funded Scholarships for Pakistani Students

Leading Saudi Arabia universities have opened fully funded scholarships for Pakistani students for year 2023/24. You can apply for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs and avail several academic and financial benefits while living in an affluent Saudi Arabia environment.

The four universities offering scholarships are the following.

  1. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Saudi Arabia.
  2. Islamic University of Medinah.
  3. King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia.
  4. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Saudi Arabia.

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Saudi Arabia

KFUPM offers fully funded Deanship of Graduate studies scholarship opportunity for MS/MPhil and PhD entries. The scholarship opens twice every year for fall and spring semesters. Domestic as well as international students demonstrating high potential for Engineering and business fields are encouraged to apply.

The university offers excellent research in advanced areas of nanotechnology, carbon capture & sequestration, corrosion, refining & petrochemicals, and others. Students can find the list of graduate disciplines from the official website of university.

Documents Required

The applicants must apply through the online portal after reading the eligibility criteria for the course they intend to apply for. The criteria may vary for each course. The documents necessary to upload are the following.

  • Bachelor’s degree (for MS) and MS/MPhil degree (for PhD).
  • Two recommendation letters from your university professors.
  • IELTS / TOEFL is optional (students can also upload English proficiency certificate).
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Academic Transcripts.
  • ID card / passport.
  • GMAT score is for MBA students.
  • GRE score is optional.


The applications are open for Spring 2024 semester. The portal will close on 22nd June 2023. Apply through the following link.

Islamic University of Medinah

Islamic University of Medinah offers multiple departmental and Deanship scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Deanship of Student Affairs

The deanship of student affairs deals with providing international students monthly stipends, accommodation, and helping them throughout the chosen program course. Their representatives receive the students and help them finalize their admission procedures as well as address any difficulty students might encounter.

The eligibility for each course may vary. Students must visit the official website and find the courses they intend to apply for.

Department of Scholarships

The university’s department of scholarships works under the Vice Presidency of Graduate Studies and Research to facilitate domestic and international students. Some of the scholarships offered are the following:

  • Employee scholarships for master’s and doctorate degrees.
  • employee scholarships for bachelor’s degrees.

King Abdulaziz University

King Abdulaziz University is one of the best universities in Saudi Arabia. Its King Abdulaziz scholarship 2023-24 offers various allowances and benefits along with tuition fee waiver. Many Pakistani students have been awarded this scholarship in previous years.

Almost all the major courses are available with futuristic research opportunities. The students must visit the website to find the program and read the eligibility criteria.

Documentation Required

The necessary documents to be uploaded are the following.

  • High school diploma / bachelor’s degree / MPhil degree.
  • ID Card / passport.
  • Recommendation letters.
  • Academic transcripts.
  • IELTS / TOEFL / GRE are all optional documents.

Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship offers various benefits including:

  • An arrival allowance.
  • Annual tickets.
  • Tuition fee waiver.
  • Monthly stipend.
  • Healthcare allowances.
  • Study allowance for stationery and books.
  • Accommodation.
  • Providing sponsors for student’s families if they want.
  • Renewal of passport upon arrival.
  • Low-cost food.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The most renowned KAUST scholarship is one of the best fully funded opportunity for Pakistani students. The university is known for its world-class education and state-of-the-art research facilities. The scholarship is for graduate and doctoral degree programs. Eligibility criteria varies for each major and degree program.

Another scholarship solely for PhD applicants offered at university is IDB-KAUST scholarship. Head out to the university’s website for more information.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Full tuition fee coverage.
  • Monthly stipend ranging from $20,000 – $30,000 per year.
  • Accommodation.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Relocation allowance.

Documents Required

The students must have the following documents.

  • A bachelor’s degree / MPhil degree.
  • ID Card / passport.
  • Recommendation letters.
  • Academic transcripts.
  • IELTS / TOEFL / GRE are all optional documents.

The students must apply through the online portal with the link given below to apply for this scholarship.

Studying at Saudi Arabia is one of the best opportunities Pakistani Students can avail. Find your relevant programs and apply today!

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